Powering ahead with awards
4 December 2012


Mount Maunganui solar energy business PowerSmart has added to its trophy cabinet with another three business awards for its work installing sustainable power systems in the past week.
The company won both the ‘Community’ and ‘Overall Small Business’ award categories at last week’s New Zealand Sustainable 60 Awards, only days after winning Sustainable Electricity Association New Zealand’s award for ‘Best Solar PV Implementation Off-Shore’ for its Tokelau project.
PowerSmart managing director Mike Bassett-Smith thanked the judges for recognising the team’s efforts, saying he was “tremendously proud of our team” and believed it was the beginning of more success to come for the company.
In October the company completed the $7.5 million Tokelau Renewable Energy Project installing solar systems on the Pacific Island’s three atolls to make it the world’s first fully solar-powered nation.

The latest awards come only two months after PowerSmart won the ‘Clean-tech and Sustainability’ section of the NZ Innovators Awards.



"We have never had a project go so smoothly, they finished two weeks ahead of schedule."

Dan Udy - Director: Udy Group

"We deal with a great number of contractors and would rate PowerSmart's delivery onsite as amongst the very best"


Jason Happy - National Facilities Manager at Kiwi Property

We are delighted to be supplementing our existing renewable energy supply, which already incorporates solar water heating, wind and biological initiatives with solar PV electricity. This will certainly assist us achieve our ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.”

Peter Yealands founder Yealands Estate Wines.